Introducing ZBrush 4 [NOOK Book]

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Design remarkably realistic creatures, people, and objects using ZBrush and the new edition of this top-selling book. Professional Hollywood animator and ZBrush artist Eric Keller combines his firsthand experience with detailed, step-by-step explanations to make you feel right at home with the interface and tools. The book reinforces the core concepts of ZBrush through fun, hands-on tutorials that will help you achieve amazing results.
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Introducing ZBrush 4

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Overview

Design remarkably realistic creatures, people, and objects using ZBrush and the new edition of this top-selling book. Professional Hollywood animator and ZBrush artist Eric Keller combines his firsthand experience with detailed, step-by-step explanations to make you feel right at home with the interface and tools. The book reinforces the core concepts of ZBrush through fun, hands-on tutorials that will help you achieve amazing results.
  • Understand ZBrush's unique sculpting and painting technology
  • Take a tour of ZBrush 4's innovative interface and powerful toolkit
  • Work with digital clay and effectively use the full array of sculpting brushes
  • Master ZSpheres for armature and ZSketching for creating meshes
  • Explore exciting new tools for creating hard surface objects
  • Learn how to set lighting, create materials, and render in ZBrush
  • Create animated turntables within ZBrush to show off your work

The book includes a DVD with example files and models to help guide you through each lesson, as well as movies to show you the sculpting techniques used to create many of the digital sculptures.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118065518
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 594,749
  • File size: 51 MB
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Meet the Author

Eric Keller has been a professional 3D artist and high-end animator for film, commercials, and TV for over twelve years, creating animations and effects for Disney, Warner Brothers, ESPN, Harvard Medical School, Chase Bank, Genentech, and CBS. He got his start developing animations for scientific visualization at the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute, where he worked with some of the world's leading researchers. Eric teaches digital sculpting at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood. He is the author of Introducing ZBrush, Mastering Maya 2011, Mastering Maya 2009, and Maya Visual Effects: The Innovator's Guide, all from Sybex.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

1 Pixels, Pixols, and Polygons.

2 Facing the interface.

3 Basic Digital Sculpting.

4 Subtools, ZSpheres, and Zsketching.

5 Shadow Box and Clip Brushes.

6 Remesh and Projection.

7 Advanced Brush Techniques.

8 Polypainting and Spotlight.

9 Rendering, Lighting, and Materials.

10 Morph Targets, Layers, and the ZBrush Timeline.

Appendix About the Companion DVD.

Index.

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  • Posted May 20, 2012

    This book is an amazing and user friendly introduction to Zbrush

    This book is an amazing and user friendly introduction to Zbrush which carries you all the way to advanced concepts of Zbrush. Eric's obvious skill and expertise as an instructor is apparent throughout the book. Follow Eric's work step-by-step and you simply cannot get lost. Here's a bonus - most other Zbrush videos, tutorials, on-line training will typically showoff the author's work and generally leave you producing sculpts that you may not even be interested in. While Eric's work is amazing by itself he also takes you step-by-step through creating some of this amazing work for yourself. I have gotten further in understanding Zbrush from following these books than I have on all other resources both free and paid for online. I own both, "Introducing ZBrush" and "Introducing Zbrush 4." I will not part with either. I understand an even newer version is coming out soon. All of them are worth having and I will be first in line for the new copy. EXCELLENT!!!!

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